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Nautical Mantel

Happy Tuesday, crafters! I have been dying to do a nautical themed mantel this summer and I finally did it! Nautical is trending big time and I’m loving the trend. Plus, we’re going on our annual family vacation to the Outer Banks in a couple weeks and I am like a little kid waiting for Christmas! Our week at the beach is a highlight of my year :) So remember my 4th of July Stars and Stripes sign? Well something just might look familiar…

Nautical

nautical

Don’t you love the navy and white stripes from my 4th of July Mantel on there? It transitions so well to a nautical theme and anchors the design nicely. {yes, pun intended} I used a mix of new and old items along with a couple new nautical crafts. I made the nautical float “wreath” on the left and the anchor frame on the right.

nautical crafts

I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut a small white vinyl anchor and layered it over navy and white striped scrapbook paper. Then added my 4th of July paper bunting across the top. My red tinted mason jar with some faux flowers added some soft texture to the mantelscape.

sea shell

This is Davis’s prize sea shell he found last year at the Outer Banks. The color and swirl are perfect and I love that its weathered and chipped! Adds character to the decor.

Nautical Decor

Nautical mantle

The blue tin is full of sand dollars we collected in San Diego right before the tsunami. We took them to the hotel and washed them in our bath tub and oh boy, did our hotel room REEK! lol Fun memories.

Are you a fan of Nautical decor? 

happy crafting,

Linda

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Well done, it’s cute – love the beachy look!

  2. 2
    Bethany says:

    I am definitely a fan of nautical decor, and I LOVE your mantel!

  3. 3
    Vicki says:

    I love this! I need shelving in my apartment sooo badly so I can decorate and be awesome like you.

  4. 4
    Mindy Harris says:

    love love love!

  5. 5
    Simmi says:

    I just ADORE your nautical mantel! I’ve just made some nautical themed bunting – it’s really popular over here (in the UK) but I always think of it as a more American theme!

  6. 6

    This turned out so perfect! I love each element — especially that special stripey shell. :-)

  7. 7
    Melissa-TheHappierHomemaker says:

    It looks great, I love it! I love anything nautical! I hope you have fun in the Outer Banks, I used to go every summer growing up in Virginia Beach.

  8. 8
    Elisabetta says:

    I really like nauticals, and I find yours perfect!
    I pinned =)

  9. 9

    I absolutely love this! My husband is in the NAVY and I NEED to put this on my mantle!

  10. 10
    Mary McCord says:

    this little pennant is sooo ubber cute….
    I collect lighthouses and just lined the back of the black bookcases with red/white striped paper….now…thanks to you..I’m going to make your pennant and hang along the top!!! :)

  11. 11

    I love love love what you’ve made and done. Nautical is my absolute FAVORITE, especially since boyfriend is in Coast Guard! I love it.

    Sara